One week out from surgery, trying to say where I am in recovery is… - House of Forgotten Thoughts
May. 3rd, 2016
One week out from surgery, trying to say where I am in recovery is like trying to summarize a baby animal growing up. Three phases a day sometimes. The last two days have starrrrted to settle down to more of a steady state, but I'm sure in retrospect they'll seem like part of the steep curve as well.
As the above is rather muddled, I'll try again to sum up: I'm recovering faster than I can conveniently describe. This is good.
I've been off heavy painkillers for two full days now and I'm settling into a projected long three weeks of wondering why I have to spend so much time holding still and napping when nothing really hurts much. And I don't have a uterus! This is great.
Doc called with the path report and said they removed 413 cubic centimeters of material. For reference, 1cc = 1ml and a "standard" uterus is 70-80 ccs. That's right, I had the equivalent of FIVE UTERUSES, or an under-poured pint, taking up space in my abdomen without paying rent.
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